Incoming Faculty Orientation
Welcome to the Kutztown University community! We are pleased that you have decided to join us. Here at KU, we welcome a diverse student body, as well as faculty and staff who will help light and maintain the torch of learning for our students in ways many of them never thought possible.
KU has a proud and distinguished history, with a student-centered commitment that is evident in all that we do. Our community consists of a talented group of students, faculty and staff who help our campus thrive and grow. You are now part of that group!
This page contains a collection of information that will help you to be successful at KU. The Get Golden - Day 1 Checklist includes three important steps to make sure your first day at KU is golden! Additionally, please take some time to explore the information under Additional Topics to Explore, below.
Incoming Faculty Orientation will take place on August 22-23, 2022 in the Unity Room of the Multicultural Center. Please see below for the schedule, or download an accessible version. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions. We look forward to an engaging and collaborative orientation experience!
2022 Schedule of events
Unity Room, Multicultural Center
Day 1: Aug. 22, 2022
Monday August 22
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Dr. Lorin Basden Arnold, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Karen Rauch, Associate Provost for Accreditation and Assessment
Dr. Yun “Amy” Lu, Faculty Director, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching
Mr. Douglas Scott, Director, Office of Distance Education
9:00: Planning Your Classes
Faculty Facilitators: Drs. Lynn Kutch, George Sirrakos, Gwendolyn Yoppolo
10:00: Human Resources
Ms. Jennifer Weidman, Director, Human Resources
Ms. Jeanette Forster, Employment and Benefits Manager, Human Resources
11:25: Inclusive Teaching: Creating Community and Common Purpose
Faculty Facilitators: Drs. Pierette Kulpa and Christopher Weiler
12:15: Lunch with Provost, Deans
1:15: “How’s it Going? How do you Know?”: Reflection for you and your students
Faculty Facilitators: Drs. Amy Pfeiler-Wonder and Moe Folk
2:30: Disability Services Office
Ms. McKenzie Hollenbach, Interim Director, Disability Services
3:15-3:45: BYOS (Bring Your Own Syllabus) Teaching Workshop
Facilitators: A. Lu, K. Rauch, and D. Scott
4:00-5:00: Reception in the President’s Residence (Separate RSVP required)
Hosts: Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson and Ms. Ann Marie Hayes-Hawkinson
Day 2: Aug. 23, 2022
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:00: Welcome to Day 2
Facilitators: A. Lu, K. Rauch, and D. Scott
9:30: How to Teach a Great First Day of Class
Faculty Facilitators: Drs. Tracy Keyes and C. Weiler
Dr. Albert Fu, President, APSCUF-KU
Dr. Jason Lanter, Vice-President, APSCUF-KU
12 Noon: Lunch
1:00: Time Management
Choosing service activities strategically
Creating a scholarly agenda
How to provide helpful feedback/grading/ungrading
Mapping your week
Faculty Facilitators: Drs. Mauricia John and Patty Pytleski
2:10: Social Equity
Ms. Jacqueline Fox, Esq.
3:00: What’s next?
Engaging with the CET
Peer Mentoring Program
Faculty Facilitator: A. Lu
Get Golden - Day 1 Checklist
Be sure to complete the following tasks to make your arrival at KU smooth and seamless.
1: Get Your KU ID
You can obtain your new KU ID card in one of two ways:
- You may submit a photo via email for your KU ID card to email@example.com. We will then upload the photo into your account and print your ID card. Cards can either be sent via campus mail to your office or you may pick it up within two days of sending the photo. Please indicate in your email which option you prefer for obtaining your card.
- Or, if you prefer, you may also come to our office in 107 Academic Forum and we can take your photo. Our office is open Monday through Friday 8am-4pm during the summer and 8am-4:30pm during the academic year.
More information, including photo submission requirements uses of your ID card, can be found on our website!
2: Obtain your Parking Permit
KU campus parking permits are free! To secure your free parking permit, you must present a state-issued driver's license and valid vehicle registration to KU Business Services.
To expedite the process, email a copy of your valid vehicle registration to us in advance of visiting us in 107 Academic Forum during our office during regular business hours. Once we have received your registration, we will reserve a permit for you and email you when it's ready for pickup. You can also simply bring your registration to us - along with your driver’s license - during regular business hours.
You may also register a second vehicle as well, but remember, only one vehicle may be parked on campus at a time. If you need to drive a rental vehicle at any point, the rental agreement will serve as your temporary registration and must also be presented to Business Services to secure a temporary parking permit.
- Employees are to park in spaces marked with yellow lines only.
- Employees may not park in designated visitor spaces or reserved parking spaces without the proper permit.
- Handicapped spaces may be used only by those holding a valid state accessible parking placard or plate, which must be visible at all times, along with the appropriate Kutztown University permit.
For more information about parking on campus, please visit our website.
3: Confirm you can access KU’s technology systems:
Once you receive your KU username and password, confirm that you can access KU’s technology systems including D2L, MyKU, and email. Refer to our Getting Started with Technology guide for more details.
Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.